i think he is pretty awsome, "deals 56-578 dmg per second for 4 seconds" thats alot of dmg on a enemy team. he can even hit multiple targets simultaneously. 500 dmg, times 5 enemy, times 4 seconds
also people dont know that stats transfer to the turrets, i got absolutely owned by dizzlers int/cunning turrets that had super high crit and penetration. crit from your cunning and added crit from +20% talent, the turrets can get a higher crit chance than any hero in the game. now that i remember clearly, actually i got destroyed (dizzlerrrrrrrrrrr *shakes fist* xD) lol
but there is a different way to play inventor than the common meta of other heros. i once had a pro inventor in the clan before he quit the game and he played totally different to win games. he constantly kept tele scrolls because they were cheap and used them. he ALWAYS cleared waves and he was ALWAYS the first one to destroy a tower and he ALWAYS destroyed the most towers and was ALWAYS the highest level. an inventor is a crazy good lane pusher, and given pockets of seconds constantly is damaging to the enemy if he takes use of it.
he also ran shadow cover and kept speed potions for escape. remember cheap items, as an inventor you can stay stocked on tele scrolls and speed potions, clear waves, and still keep up with the levels of the enemy team if not be higher still.
got a huge wave? most heros need some seconds to clear it, especially if you are a single hit hero. he can ulti for 1-2 seconds and clear a full wave and just move on to the next situation.
Native terrain buffs? more dmg with turrets and more heal with native terrain? might as well add that permanently, he will always win his lane flag since level TWO, throw a gun turret down ahead of the flag, either you win the flag or they take considerable early dmg instead
can you sacrifice one turret? he can use a turret as a ward, yes it gets destoyed but the whole team sees that and knows the enemy location afterwards, heck if your a str inventor, if you feel like it, you can put down 3 ward turrets if you really want to
there are ways to play him that are different. are you in a 1v1 with a melee? have gun turrets and heal turrets down while you run around letting him get hit for dmg while you heal and just keep baiting, throw a bomb in there. still in trouble? use a speed potion or use shadow cover.
how many times have you been on the run with low health while the enemy has low health also but has a slight advantage and will kill you first? you cant do that anymore, you have to run past two turrets hitting you and now your the dead one.
dps? whether int or str. having two turrets down attacking the enemy hero while your also doing basic attack combined has a nice DAMAGE PER SECOND
learn how to play him, that is it.
p.s. dudeeeee.... that inventor voice is so weak xD